SUSPENDIDO/ Felipe González, Universidad Católica de Chile

“Dictatorship, higher education, and social mobility: Evidence from the 1973 coup in Chile ” (co-autores M.A. Bautista, L. Martínez, P. Muñoz, y M. Prem)

Presenta: Felipe Gonzalez (Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley ; Profesor asistente, Universidad Católica de Chile)

Lugar y hora: 18 de marzo, 12:30 pm, Sala P-301, Edificio Placa (Diagonal Paraguay 257)

Abstract: Hostile policies towards higher education are a prominent feature of authoritarian regimes. We study the capture of higher education by the military regime of Augusto Pinochet in Chile following the 1973 coup. We find three main results: (i) Cohorts that reached college age shortly after the coup experienced a large drop in college enrollment, mostly as a result of the persistent reduction in the number of openings for incoming students decreed by the regime; (ii) these cohorts had worse economic outcomes throughout the life cycle and struggled to climb up the socioeconomic ladder, especially women; (iii) children with parents in the affected cohorts have higher dropout rates in secondary and a lower probability of college enrollment. These results demonstrate that hostile policies towards higher education hinder social mobility in non-democracies and have persistent effects on human capital accumulation, even after democratization.

Datos del Seminario

Fecha de inicio:
18 de Marzo, 2020 | 12:30 hrs.

Fecha de término
18 de Marzo, 2020 | 14:00 hrs.